What a shocking surprise was to hear from DOT at the September GPNA meeting that they did not approve the traffic light for 27 Ave and 27 St. At the previous meeting we were informed that City of Miami in coordination with Miami Dade County had conducted a traffic study for that intersection and the traffic light was, in fact, approved.

For more than 2 years, residents of Golden Pines have requested a traffic light at that intersection. People complain that “It is very dangerous to make a left turn” and “it is almost impossible to make a right turn to access USI because drivers block the intersection”. The situation has worsened after the construction of Grove Station Tower high rise in that exact corner.

The fight is not over yet. After the meeting, JC Garrido Commission Aide, Miami-Dade Commissioner Suarez District 7, City of Miami CITP Director Jeovanny Rodriguez and State Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez agreed that the traffic light is necessary and that they will continue requiring it to DOT.